EPA Nominee Answers Ethanol Questions

During a hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Wednesday, Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler answered many questions from senators about his commitment to getting a rule on year-round E15 out in time for the summer driving season. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) wanted to know if EPA has been able to take any action on the rule during …

Farm Credit Outlook

Three Farm Credit CEOs briefed the media Wednesday on credit conditions and the general agricultural economy. Below are links to audio files of the remarks from each CEO representing different parts of the country. Click here for supporting materials. Kathy Heustess, CEO, ArborOne Farm Credit – South Carolina/Southeast Mark Jensen, CEO, Farm Credit Services of America/Frontier Farm Credit – NE/IA/SD/WY …

Eco Agro Resources Files Lawsuit Against Hocking International Laboratories

Eco Agro Resources LLC has commenced a lawsuit against Hocking International Laboratories LLC, in the Middle District of North Carolina Federal Court alleging contract violations and asking for damages in an amount of at least $2.5 million dollars. In the complaint filed to commence the lawsuit, Eco Agro Resources, LLC claimed it granted a sublicense to Hocking International LLC allowing …

2019 Soil Health Summit

A Project to make agriculture more productive and sustainable through improved soil health. The Soil Health Partnership is a farmer-led initiative that fosters transformation in agriculture through improved soil health, benefiting farmer profitability, a stable food supply, and the environment. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for digital or print publication or …

100th American Farm Bureau Annual Convention

The American Farm Bureau Federation celebrated 100 years as the Voice of Agriculture at the 2019 annual convention, held Jan. 11-16 in New Orleans. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. PHOTOS 2019 AFBF Annual Convention photo album AUDIO President Trump Addresses 100th AFBF Convention: Duvall …

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2019 BASF APT Summit

The first virtual ag newsroom of 2019 features the inaugural BASF APT (Agronomic Performance Trials) Summit. This program takes place just prior to the Beltwide Cotton Conferences in New Orleans. The program includes sharing 2018 APT information and the announcement of new 2019 cotton varieties. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for …

Ethanol Report for the New Year

Will 2019 be a happy new year for the ethanol industry? In this first Ethanol Report podcast for 2019, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Geoff Cooper comments on some of the challenges and opportunities for the industry in 2019, including getting year-round E15 approved before summer, and dealing with the continuing consequences of the small refinery waivers. RFA’s …

Over $150,000 Raised for WEDA Foundations

The Western Equipment Dealers Association (WEDA) is thrilled to announce that over $150,000 was raised at the recent WEDA International Dealer Conference for WEDA’s Foundations. Funds raised will go toward scholarships to support career and technical education programs for ag equipment technicians. Recognizing critical labour shortages of properly trained dealership employees, the Canada Equipment Dealers Foundation (CEDF) and the Western …

Eco World Research and Development Group Announces Patent Allowance

Eco World Research and Development Group, LLC (“EWG”), is extremely pleased to announce their latest patent allowance which protects the combination of Dimethyl Sulfoxide (“DMSO”), NBPT, and Urea or UAN. This allowance originates from a continuation patent and claims priority from EWG’s innovative patent technology filed in 2012 around DMSO and the PenXcel delivery system, which does not expire until …

Inari Introduces the World’s First Seed Foundry

Inari, a Flagship Pioneering company, recently announced the world’s first Seed Foundry as part of the company’s mission to reintroduce genetic diversity and challenge the seed industry with a shorter, lower-cost and more precise product development cycle. Purdue Research Park business complex, in West Lafayette, Indiana, will be the location for the Cambridge-based Inari to fuel its product development with …

President Trump Signs Farm Bill

President Donald Trump gave Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue a happy birthday Thursday when he signed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 with many members of the agricultural community in attendance. Listen to remarks at the signing here: Among those privileged to witness the farm bill signing was Mick Henderson, general manager of Commonwealth Agri-Energy in Kentucky and past chairman of …

Ethanol Report for 2018

2018 has been a busy and interesting year for the ethanol industry and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). In this edition of The Ethanol Report podcast, RFA president and CEO Geoff Cooper reviews the top stories of the year in ethanol, including the new leadership at RFA, President Trump’s interest in the industry and E15, small refinery waivers, record exports …

ZimmCast 605 – ASTA CSS and Seed Expo

ZimmCast #605 is the last one for 2018, featuring interviews from the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) 2018 CSS and Seed Expo, our last event for the year. This ZimmCast includes comments from ASTA president and CEO Andy LaVigne, Bayer seed treatment tech service rep Chip Graham, BASF Seed Solutions U.S. marketing lead Kerry Grossweiler, and Wheat Pete, a podcaster …

Ten Years of Ethanol Market Growth

Growth Energy is celebrating ten years of advocating for ethanol since it was created in 2008. This edition of the Driving Ethanol podcast is the final installment of our series on the 10 year anniversary of Growth Energy and how the market for U.S. ethanol has grown in the past decade. When Growth Energy was first formed in 2008, U.S. …

Clariant and Eastman Announce Agrochemical Collaboration

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, and Eastman Chemical Company, a global advanced materials and specialty additives company, have announced an agreement for the distribution of a new solvent for the agriculture industry. TamiSolve NxG was developed for the global plant protection sector, for use in plant growth regulators, biological control agents, herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides. Under this exclusive …